28 Oct 2017 16:00pm
WINDHOEK, 28 OCT (NAMPA) Katutura-based Namibia Premier League (NPL) outfit, African Stars returned to the top of the Premier League log on Friday night after their 1-0 win against Citizens at the Sam Nujoma stadium here.
Before their clash, Stars won their two opening matches of the league last week against Orlando Pirates and Life Fighters while Citizens collected points against Tigers who did not pitch for their opening game of the league but then went on to lose against Tura Magic in their second game.
For Stars to return to the top of the log, which was occupied by Tura Magic who won their midweek game against Black Africa, they needed to beat Citizens.
During the game, Stars came out the stronger outfit, dominating play in the first half while their opponents struggled to find momentum throughout the first 45 minutes of the half.
With a dominant display in the first half, Stars were rewarded with their only goal of the match after brilliant play by Tjiuana Tjinotjiua who found Panduleni Nenkundis head with his cross for their opener.
The first half was 1-0.
In the second half Citizens dominated the first opening 10 minutes but Stars were too strong for them as they continued with their dominance but their wasteful strikers found it hard to find the back of the net.
With weekend fixtures still to come, Stars are currently top of the log with nine points. Their next fixture will be against UNAM at 20h00 on 31 October 2017at the Sam Nujoma Stadium while Citizens will play Civics in an earlier game at the same venue.
Saturday fixtures are as follow;
Civics vs UNAM FC at Sam Nujoma Stadium (17h00)
Orlando Pirate vs Rundu Chiefs at Sam Nujoma (19h00)
Chief Santos vs Blue Water at Oscar Norich (15h00)
Young Chiefs vs Eleven Arrows at Oshakati Independence Stadium (15h00)
Young Africa vs Tigers at Lagare Stadium (15h00)
Life Fighters vs Mighty Gunners at Mokati Stadium (15h00)